Opening in theatres this Friday from director Drew Goddard who also co-wrote the script with Joss Whedon comes a story about “The Cabin in the Woods”.

This film tells the story of Dana (Kristin Connelly) and her friends Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchinson), Holden (Jesse Williams) and Marty (Fran Kranz). Taking a break from their studies at school they decide to head out to a family cabin in the woods.

What they don’t know is there is something surrounding them that changes their entire game plan of a fun filled weekend!

FINAL WORD: Connelly is really good as Dana. Speaking with her earlier this week it was good to know this was a total learning experience for her. Working with Whedon and Goddard was a big thrill for her as it would be for any fan.

Without giving too much away each of the cast plays their role well enough to bring the story full circle. Sorry, wish I could tell you more but each move that’s made in the film has a reason so decide for yourself if you want to take that plunge.

Other cast include: Richard Jenkins as Sitterson, Bradley Whitford as Hadley, Brian White as Truman, Amy Aker as Lin, Tim De Zarn as Mordecai, Tom Lenk as Ronald, Dan Payne as Matthew Buckner, Jodelle Ferland as Patience Buckner, Dan Shea as Father Buckner, and Maya Massar as Mother Buckner.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “The Cabin in the Woods” three tubs of popcorn out of five. I mainly do so because I spent a lot of my time laughing. Do I think the film is creative – yes! Do I think it’s a horror film – no! That’s where I have split feelings. Coming from a family of horror film lovers there was nothing in the film that scared me.

The graphics are pretty cool that’s for sure. I know the film will find its audience and of course everyone is raving because it is a Joss Whedon project. Don’t get me wrong, love me some Whedon but this film just didn’t do as much for me as it seemed to do for the other critics.

In the end – you think you know the story.

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